There has been much development in our understanding of Paul since Martin Luther reintroduced us to justification by faith five hundred years ago. One of the major developments is something called the New Perspective on […]
You may or may not have heard of Tobit. Tobit is one of my favourite books in the Apocrypha and I would like to share with you why. Although the book is named after Tobit, […]
This animated video is a fascinating presentation of how the five major religions spread across the globe over time. Definitely worth watching.
I have had evangelicals ask about the Apocrypha, seemingly concerned about their nature. Should Christians read the Apocrypha? My short answer is yes, but more information is needed. I have heard people describe the Apocrypha […]
Fairly regularly, I hear skeptics mention Philo’s silence regarding Jesus as being devastating to claims about the historical Jesus. If Jesus really lived, then surely Philo would have mentioned him. The truth is, aside from […]
One of the problems with conservative Christians is that they are intolerant of other religions. The religious right insists that their beliefs are correct and all the other religions are wrong. In our pluralistic society, […]
One of the criticisms of the Gospels is that they reflect details of a later period rather than 30-33 AD that they claim to be describing. One of these “errors” in detail is the description […]
One of the things that I have encountered from time to time is the claim that Jesus received his divinity by vote at the Council of Nicaea (325 AD). For many Christians it seems preposterous […]